Responding to any disaster includes the mobilization of all necessary emergency services and first responders in the disaster area. This is likely to include a first wave of core emergency services, such as firefighters, police and ambulance crews, usually supported by a number of secondary emergency services, such as specialist rescue teams, wrecker operators, and utility service crews.
A well rehearsed emergency plan developed as part of the preparedness phase enables efficient coordination of rescue Where required, search and rescue efforts commence at an early stage. Depending on injuries sustained by the victims, outside temperature, and victim access to air and water, the vast majority of those affected by a disaster will die within 72 hours after impact.
The aim of the recovery phase is to restore the affected area to its previous state. It differs from the response phase in its focus; recovery efforts are concerned with issues and decisions that must be made after immediate needs are addressed. Recovery efforts are primarily concerned with actions that involve rebuilding destroyed property, re-employment, and the repair of other essential infrastructure.
An important aspect of effective recovery efforts is taking advantage of a 'window of opportunity' for the implementation of mitigative measures that might otherwise be unpopular. Citizens of the affected area are more likely to accept more mitigative changes when a recent disaster is in fresh memory.
True to our reputation as a “full-service” provider, our team doesn’t stop just because your car went into the swamp, the bay, or even the ocean… RoadWay has SCUBA divers on call that are specially trained to get wet and recover your vehicle. In most cases, our underwater recovery team will respond within 3 hours.